Dehnh., Cat. Pl. Hort. Camaid. edn 2:20 (1832).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: River) red gum, Murray red gum.
Single-stemmed trees usually less than 20 m high; trunks robust; bark smooth, grey, shedding in flakes to reveal an off-white layer, with a little rough bark at the base; cotyledons broad, notched; juvenile leaves opposite to alternate, petiolate, narrow-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 10-30 mm long, narrow-lanceolate to lanceolate, dull, green, 6.5-20 x 0.7-2 cm.
Flowers in umbels of 7-12 in the axils of the leaves; buds on pedicels 3-12 mm long, subglobular, smooth, 6-12 x 3.5-5 mm; operculum rounded or conical to rostrate, about as long as or slightly longer than the hypanthium; flowers cream-coloured; anthers all fertile, obovate.
Fruits hemispherical to ovoid, smooth, with broad ascending disk, 5-8 x 5-8 mm; valves triangular, prominently exserted; seeds yellow, lunate, not winged, faintly reticulate.
Corbett (1980) A field guide to the Flinders Ranges, opp. p. 353; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 519.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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